The following was first posted here in May of 2011
Everyone I know is fuming over the “unconstitutional” health-care
bill that was “un-democratically” shoved down our throats. I have to
keep explaining to such people that compared to legislation passed in
the 1960’s Obamacare is a minor triviality.
It’s amazing (yet
sadly not unexpected) that so many seem to gloss over the rather
draconian and spirit-crushing bits of legislation commonly refereed to
as “civil rights”. Many seem to prefer to ignore or forget that among
the “civil rights” accomplishments have been: legalizing abortion,
promoting homosexuality, exalting feminism, attacking and attempting to
destroy the family, de-constructing communities, rewriting history,
and other equally civilization-crushing acts.
And these were
done under the notion of “equality”. And to bring about “equality” our
society had to destroy, in theory and in fact, freedom of association.
Since the “civil rights” legislation went into effect, Americans have
been told (under threat of government force) who they must live among,
who they can do business with, who they can vacation with, who their
children must attend school with, and in what company they can
congregate. All done to criminalize discrimination. Yet the most
fundamental freedom that can be had (either collectively or
individually) is the right to discriminate. Take away that right and
freedom is instantly dead.
And the critical aspect of this is
that prejudices and the discriminations they encourage are generally
based on collective historical experience. They are an expression of a
society’s hard fought for wisdom, enduring and solidifying down through
countless ages of toil and struggle. They are not mere attitudes, but
rather moral and social guidelines that define and defend a people.
the concept (of discrimination) in a society and that society WILL
hand over all power over every aspect of its life to exterior (alien
and hostile) forces. Because discrimination, at its very root, is the
freedom and will of a people to say yes or no: to make an informed
choice that is also reflective of a natural, collective instinct.
Without it there is neither ability nor will to differentiate between
what is good or evil, true or false, beauty or ugliness, hope or
despair, man or woman, black or White, up or down and so on.
Most critical of all, without the willingness and encouragement to
discriminate, a people will be defenseless against attacks both physical
and philosophical. The entire premise of “equality” is the certain
erosion of sanity. Thus we have to discriminate or society will collapse
into chaos, which, not surprisingly, it has been doing since the
So picking nationalized healthcare as the battlefront
at this point is kind of like trying to swat the mosquito on the back
of the Grizzly bear that’s cornered you in your own home because you’ve
heard they’re disease carriers.
As to differentiating the
historical understanding of freedom from the modern concept of
“Personal freedom”, it is actually a fairly modern concept without much
real historical reality. It doesn’t exist and never has.
“Personal freedom” is anathema to a functioning society. And this we
can clearly see before us today, as “freedom” is the rallying cry of
the far-left demagogues who seek to take control of every aspect of our
lives, even as they wreck them. The “personal freedom” slogans are
hung next to the myriad of street cameras watching our every move.
A century of “self-liberating” psychology has resulted in a
civilization demoralized through indoctrination of self-hate and strung
out on mood-altering anti-depressants and increasingly banal whistle
and bells distractions commonly known as entertainment.
such a “free country” we can only move about here and there with the
assistance of social engineers, government mandates on minority
employment and corporate job placement programs, never forming permanent
and historical roots to land and family. Thus we end up alienated,
paranoid and securely locked away in our houses behind “security
systems” and barred windows.
As our “personal liberty” has
increased over the past half a century our society has rapidly
descended into chaos.
Families are broken and torn apart. As mom and
dad trasmute into the base metal mm and step dad or two daddies or two
mommies or whatever the Frankenfamily arrangement du jour is, getting
their fixes on anti-depressants, the kids have taken to mutilating
themselves physically (tattoos, increasingly bizarre piercings, and
“cutting”) to mirror their mutilated spirits, which have been crushed
by womb-to-tomb propaganda that engenders self-hate and atomization
from their people and identity past and present.
are riddled with trash and gangs roam at will. Corruption in politics
is a given, and the media’s complicity in it is shrugged off with a
“that’s just the way it is” attitude. In the end, this modern notion of
freedom (aka, personal liberty) has left a bitter taste in mouths of
Western people, even if they’re not quite ready to articulate it.
As to real, historical freedom, we are born bound and obliged to a
thousand infringements upon our “personal liberty”. Freedom, in the
historical since, was the ability to carry out the obligations of the
station in life which the web of history had placed upon you;
obligations to parents, wives, children, friends, clan and so on.
Slavery and bondage, on the other hand, often “liberated” individuals
personally from their responsibilities to their people. It limited their
obligations to physical, daily, duties that asked nothing more of them
than to complete an assigned task.
Being “the captain of your
own ship” or “master of your own destiny” are slogans appealing to the
selfishness of those “weighed down” with obligations to wives,
children, parents, siblings, clan, friends, community, ancestors and
posterity. And true enough, in that sense (the true sense of the
notion) death or slavery are the surest ways to “personal liberty”.
Because life is obligation. To breathe is to find limitations on your
Thus death (of the nature of tribal/ethnic
history and collective and personal identity) and slavery (to political
correctness, government enforced social engineering, etc) are similar
in that both prevent you from fulfilling your obligations to your
But in that sense they both liberate you from those obligations
Those now fretting over government mandated “death
panels” should relax, as it represents the apex of everything America
has fought for over the past 40+ years. After all, Death is not only
the surest way to “personal freedom” it’s also the state most assuredly
conducive to equality among all peoples.